PHP | chroot() Function

PHP chroot() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP chroot() Function.

The built-in PHP chroot() function changes the root directory of the current process to the passed directory.

PHP needs to be configured with --enable-chroot-func in order to use this function.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

bool chroot ( string $directory )

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description


The new root directory

Return Value

This built-in PHP function returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.


Try out the below example -


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